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Lee Chapel and Museum

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Address: Jefferson, Henry, Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540-463-8768
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This is the resting place of General Robert E. Lee. The Union had taken his home"The Custus House" at the beginning of the War and turned it into Arlinton National Cemetary. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Derby, CT
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Derby, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the resting place of General Robert E. Lee. The Union had taken his home"The Custus House" at the beginning of the War and turned it into Arlinton National Cemetary. This chapel being his final resting place

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This important piece of history is nicely tucked into Washington & Lee University. From the moment you walk up to the building, you can feel the history. The tour staff is well-versed, polite and take the time to really explain the importance of this museum. A must-see when visiting Lexington.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The campus of Washington and Lee is adjacent to VMI. The chapel has docents who will explain the chapel and its history. At the rear of the chapel is the sculpture of Lee in repose. Near the sculpture is a set of stairs which leads down to a museum, Lee's office, and the burial vaults of Lee and several family... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Lexington VA to see both the Lee and Marshall museums... This is a well done historic tribute to a great man... A must see regardless of where you were born...

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mclean, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The university grounds are very attractive and the Lee Chapel is worth the visit. While the crypt for his extended family is downstairs, what was meant to be the crypt for Lee is on the main floor. You can also see his office with some of the original furniture laid out the way it was when he died. The attached... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought the museum would be much more expansive than it was and also thought it would focus more on his entire career rather than mostly on his time at Washington and Lee. As a result, I was quite disappointed. However, the chapel is worth seeing and the docent was very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the chapel and museum, which focuses on Lee after the civil war, and his role in rebuilding Washington College. I gained a broader view of Lee and appreciate the depth of his character. The docents were great! I recommend it!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times, and it is always a treat. The chapel with the recumbent statue of Lee is impressive, as are the Peale portraits. The museum, with the replica of Lee's office when president of W&L, and lots of displays is a must for any student of history. The confederate battle flags which used to hang in... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

A must see for any civil war buff. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. GoogleMaps takes you to the wrong direction, if you are unfamiliar ask someone in the town or go to the visitors center, they will assist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is a hidden little gem on the William and Lee University. Very interesting and educational. Our family walked away with a greater appreciation of General Lee and the history of the Civil War. So glad we stopped!

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